He said that at the end of the parallel counting, after having counted the votes cast by the Romanians outside the country, incumbent President Basescu polled 5,275,965 votes or 50.33 percent, while Social Democratic challenger Mircea Geoana got 5,206,138 votes or 49.67 percent. Videanu stressed the vote difference is 69,827 or 0.67 percent.
‘Traian Basescu has defeated the biggest coalition ever set up against a man’, the Democratic Liberal leader said. When asked about the start of talks on the formation of a new government, he explained the policy of alliance will be one of the main topics on the agenda of the PD-L National Standing Bureau meeting later in the day, alongside the examination of the poll results.
‘My personal viewpoint is that Romania needs a right-wing government that should put forward solutions to the current social and economic problems and also to the moral crisis created by the coalition that was set up against Traian Basescu’, Videanu stressed.